Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Erik Mehlen

I attended the North East School of the Arts and graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Over the last 15 years, I have been working as a freelance artist and illustrator with accolades from the Society of Illustrators and the American Advertising Federation. I have two published children’s books and co-manage a gallery with a group of fellow artists at downtown Blue Star Arts Complex every First Friday. When I’m not making art, I enjoy hiking outdoors with my girlfriend, watching movies, cooking, and exploring other creative outlets. In life, we never stop being students. I love to learn and I love to teach that attitude to others.

My passion for the visual arts and education has led me to an exciting new chapter of teaching here at Tejeda and I am both proud and honored for the opportunity to share that with the students and parents of our community. As a visual arts instructor, it is my goal to help encourage your child to succeed and discover their artistic potential. The visual arts are not only a way into discovering your inner creativity, but is also a means of leisure and stress-relief, connection with self and community, and the development of lifelong problem-solving skills.

Class/Daily Schedule

  • Monday-Friday

    8:25 – 9:15 1st Period  HS Art I 
    9:20 – 10:05 2nd Period  (Conference)
    10:10 – 10:55 3rd Period  Art I
    10:55 – 11:25 Lunch
    11:30 – 12:15 4th Period  Art I
    12:20 – 1:05 5th Period  Art I
    1:10 – 1:55 6th Period  Art I
    2:00 – 2:45 7th Period  Art II
    2:50 – 3:40 8th Period  Art II

    Early Release Schedule

    8:25 – 8:57 1st Period  HS Art I 
    9:01 – 9:31 2nd Period (Conference)
    9:35 – 10:05 3rd Period  Art I
    10:09 – 10:39 6th Period  Art I 
    10:43 – 11:13 7th Period  Art II 
    11:13 – 11:43 Lunch  
    11:47 – 12:17 4th Period  Art I  
    12:21 – 12:51 5th Period  Art I  
    12:55 – 1:25 8th Period  Art II  



    Tutoring times can be scheduled by appointment on an individual need basis.

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